Take a look at this Spotify “rich list.”

A financial insights blog called Top Dollar took a look at Spotify streaming stats and attempted to calculate how much money the biggest streamers make.

Here’s a quick summary.

• The biggest earner on Spotify’s is Drake with estimated earnings of haul of US$52,546,150, a full US$15 million more than number two J Balvin.
• The top-earning woman is Ariana Grande, who has taken home US$22,745,724, Billie Eilish is second with about US$19 million.
• The top-grossing song on Spotify is “Shape of You,” which brought in US$6,566,000 for Ed Sheeran/
• If you add up the 10 highest-earners, they’ve made a combined US$337,485,480 from Spotify.
• The highest-earning song from before 2010 is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That’s been worth US$3,349,150 so far on Spotify.

Let’s take a look at rock.

And these are the most valuable rock songs on Spotify.

More Spotify money stats can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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